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Thanks to Student Outreach Committee Co-Chair Liza Sohn we have photos from the Chris Chan Exam Writing Workshop that took place on Friday, Nov. 4, at New York Law School.  Approximately 50 law students from Brooklyn, Cardozo, New York Law School, NYU and Touro, attended.  Also present from AABANY were Ben Chan, co-chair of the Student Outreach Committee, Richard Tsai, co-chair of the Government and Public Sector Committee, Francis Chin, AABANY Director, and Sam Yee.  Richard, who is also court attorney to the Hon. Michael Stallman, provided some great tips and pointers to round out Chris Chan’s presentation.

In Memory of Prof. Derrick Bell

In Memory of Prof. Derrick Bell

Pamir Law Group

Seeks

Senior Bilingual International Transactional Attorneys

Pamir Law Group (“PLG”) is an international law and consulting group based in Greater China with offices in Taipei, Shanghai and Beijing. PLG represents MNC’s and Asia based clients in growing their business and cross-border transactions. We seek talented partnership track colleagues who wish to build a long-term career in Asia with a dynamic business-focused firm which blends the best practices of the east and west. We seek successful candidates with:

Ø At least four 4-12 years of international transactional experience at US/UK law firm or in-house position

Ø Availability to travel within China.

Ø Experience representing international clients and leading transactions in complex cross border corporate/corporate finance and structuring matters, fair trade, venture capital/private equity matters, commercial contracts, M&A, IP licensing, real estate, banking, tax and international joint ventures

Ø China transactional experience preferred

Ø Excellent communications and drafting skills required

Ø Superior spoken and written Mandarin skills essential

Ø Living experience abroad considered strong assets but not required

Ø Proactive positive work attitude, leadership skills, high EQ and team player mentality

Ø Possess initiative and practical business sense and commitment to grow with the firm’s developing cross-border practice focused on Greater China

Ø JD/LL.M from US, UK or Taiwan law school with US, UK or Taiwan bar admission

Ø Ability to be creative, flexible and work “outside the box” mentally to provide both legally required as well as practical business solutions.

Please refer to our website for our company profile at: www.pamirlaw.com

Resume Please Mail to:
jennawu@pamirlaw.com

From Nicholas V. Chen, Managing Partner, Pamir Law Group, NAPABA International Committee Co-Chair

Congratulations to Parkin Lee

AABANY congratulates Parkin Lee, Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Rockefeller Group, on his recognition by AALDEF as a recipient of its Justice in Action Award, to be presented at the AALDEF Lunar New Year Gala set to take place on February 8, 2012, at Pier Sixty.

Also being honored with the Justice in Action Award are Fareed Zakharia, CNN correspondent, and Jean Koh Peters, Yale law professor and immigrant rights advocate.

Please join us in congratulating Parkin on this distinguished honor.

Free Legal Help for Artists

Seen on 11/3 ACV (Asian CineVision) e-news:

PRO BONO LEGAL SUPPORT 

The New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Committee (EASL) have partnered to provide pro bono legal help for low-income artists and arts organizations. EASL will be offering a legal clinic at NYFA free of charge for those who qualify for pro bono legal consultation on Thursday, November 17th, from 4:00pm- 7:00pm. The pro bono attorneys can offer advice on various arts-related issues such as intellectual property, nonprofit, and contract questions.

Check out the online application to see if you qualify. For additional questions please contact buildintern@nyfa.org. Please keep in mind, a recent tax return is required in order to verify your income.

Job Opportunities at SEC

Job Opportunities at SEC

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On October 29, AABANY’s Student Outreach Committee presented the Upstate Roadshow.  Held at Syracuse Law School, a contingent of lawyers from downstate and from the Syracuse area visited with law students from Syracuse Law School and University of Buffalo Law School to talk about AABANY, exam writing, resume writing and interviewing skills and practical skills required to succeed in the legal profession.  Thanks to Mark Sweeney from Syracuse Law School and Melle Xu from University of Buffalo Law School for working with AABANY’s Student Outreach Committee to make the event happen.  Thanks to Mary Trainor, Shelly Tsai and Josephine Yang Pat-yi, attorneys from Syracuse, for participating in the panels.  Thanks to Liza Sohn and Ben Chan, co-chairs of the Student Outreach Committee for planning and organizing the event.  Thanks to Chris Chan, Yang Chen, Francis Chin, Will Ng and Thomas Hou for their involvement.  Thanks also to Bond Schoeneck & King for co-sponsoring the event.  We enjoyed meeting with the students and attorneys upstate and we look forward to staying in touch and working with them in the future.